Formula Master rookies set the top three fastest times today out of 30 drivers taking part for day one of the official two-day test in Valencia, Spain, with Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claiming the best time of the day.
Setting his best lap of 1:27.536 during the morning session, the young Swiss made the most of the sunny and dry conditions. J.D. Motorsport's Sergey weiter >>
International Formula Master:
Trident Racing is glad to announce the agreement reached with Alejandro Nuñez for a ride in this season`s International Formula Master. The team owned by Maurizio Salvadori will field three weiter >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer was once again at the top of the timesheets today for the morning session on day one of Formula Master's official two-day test in Valencia, Spain.
Setting a fastest lap of 1:27.536, the rookie was closely followed by J.D. Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev in second place with a time of 1:27.648 and Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller in third ( weiter >>
As the 2008 Formula Master racing season is set to get underway at Valencia on 17-18 May, the grid has now been confirmed with 30 cars and 16 nations represented by the Series' drivers.
With little over a week to go, new drivers have also been confirmed. Returning from 2007, vice-champion Chris van der Drift will drive for J.D. Motorsport once more.
The New Zeal weiter >>
Trident Racing flied to Denmark last weekend. The Italian team, instead of contesting a normal weekend, experienced a public showcase, allowing the fans and supporters of Kasper Andersen to get in touch with their local driver`s weiter >>
Fabio Leimer topped the morning's timesheets once more for day two of the official Formula Master testing session at Magny-Cours with a best time of 1:32.548.
The Jenzer Motorsport driver was followed by Cram Competition's Pablo Sanchez Lopez who set his fastest lap, 1:33.300, as the morning session was ending. J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift completed the top thre weiter >>
Formula Master's official two-day test at Magny-Cours, France, began today with 31 cars taking to the track whilst Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer posted the fastest lap of the day.
Despite overcast weather conditions, the Formula Master drivers completed 1,963 laps, totalling 8,658km, during the day.
Leimer's morning time of 1:32.755 could not be bettered by the weiter >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer continued his pre-season form by posting the fastest lap this morning with a time of 1:32.755.
The 19-year-old was one of two drivers who broke into the 1:32mins along with fellow rookie Tim Sandtler, driving for ISR, who posted a 1:32.996 lap. J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift followed in third with a best time of 1:33.376.
Ahead of next month's first race of the 2008 season, Formula Master has re-launched its www.formulamaster.net website.
The website features a new dynamic look in line with the Series' 2008 branding as well as new features; such as a video gallery, countdowns to the next race, a streamlined map portal for easier navigation weiter >>
Formula Master's official two-day test concluded in Estoril today with Fabio Leimer once again claiming the fastest time of the day.
Cooler morning temperatures (16°c) allowed lap times to drop by almost half a second compared to yesterday, enabling the Jenzer Motorsport driver to set the quickest lap with a time of 1:31.843.
Japan's Yuhi Sekiguchi showed his sp weiter >>
Fabio Leimer on track at Estoril today
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer topped the timesheets today in Estoril, Portugal, as Formula Master drivers acquainted themselves with the only new track to feature on this year's racing calendar.
The four-kilometre circuit weiter >>
Marcello Puglisi in his Formula Master single-seater
GP2 Asia driver Marcello Puglisi will return to Formula Master in 2008, joining Pro Motorsport once more for the season.
The Italian driver who finished fifth in last year's drivers classification, claiming a home weiter >>
Fastest driver today, Luca Persiani
As Formula Master's first official test of the season concluded today in Monza, the Series' 2008 single-seater has received great feedback from its drivers, declaring the weiter >>
Red Bull Racing F1 test driver Michael Ammermüller has chosen Formula Master for his return to competitive racing with a drive for Swiss team Iris Project.
Having also driven in GP2, A1GP and World Series by Renault last year, the 22-year-old German holds considerable weiter >>
Trident Racing successfully completed a valuable testing session held on the French Lurcy-Lèvis track. The team conducted aerodynamic tests on the 2008 Formula Master package, under the technical supervision of engineers Riccardo Ficca and Stefano Versari.
On the track`s main straight, Kasp weiter >>
As four new drivers are announced for the 2008 Formula Master season, the grid is shaping up fast with teams eager to have the best racers join their ranks.
Euronova Racing has now filled two of its four racing seats with 2007 British Formula 3 driver Michael Mea weiter >>
.. for the 2008 Formula Master International Series.
Kasper with team-owner Maurizio Salvadori
Trident Racing is glad to announce the deal reached between the team, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, and Kasper Andersen, for the 20 weiter >>
Preparations for the 2008 Formula Master season made headway today following the delivery of new cars and upgrade-kits to Formula Master teams.
"I’d like to thank all our partners," said Formula Master Chairman Mauro Sipsz. "Tatuus, LRM and Magneti Marelli, as wel weiter >>
Honda K20A engine
Formula Master today exclusively unveiled the Honda K20A engine, which will power the Formula Master race cars this season.
Featuring lay-out revisions to reduce weight, it will include a new air intake system with four dry-by-wire weiter >>
Already established as a serious training ground for European racing series such as GP2, Formula Master’s status as a feeder series was extended to the United States today as two additional prizes in the Indy Pro-Series and the Grand-American Rolex Sports Car Series were confirmed.
Aimed at encouraging young drivers to pursue professional prospects in the United States, weiter >>
Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director
"Right after its debut in the motor racing panorama, Trident Racing started to develop a strong interest in the main support series around Europe, in order to select the best young guns for the team`s future. We successfully developed a scouti weiter >>
2007 GP2 test winner Jérôme D’Ambrosio
Following last week’s announcement of a Formula One test with the Honda Racing F1 team for the 2008 Formula Master Champion, the Series’ €240,000 prize fund and further testing prizes were confirmed t weiter >>
With only days until his start in the GP2 Asia season, 2007 Champion Jérôme D’Ambrosio continued the development programme of the 2008 Formula Master single-seater in Racalmuto, Sicily.
D’Ambrosio completed 125 laps over the two-day test, which took place Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 Jan weiter >>
D'Ambrosio developing the 2008 Formula Master car today
Reigning Formula Master champion, Jérôme D’Ambrosio, concluded his two-day test of the evolving single-seater at Vallelunga today, improving by a further six-tenths on yesterday’s time.
Predictably the Belgian r weiter >>
Jérôme D’Ambrosio at the wheel of the 2008 Formula Master car
Formula Master’s position within motorsport’s hierarchy was validated once more as 2007 Champion Jérôme D’Ambrosio became the Series’ first driver to step up to GP2.
Claiming five wins during weiter >>
Jérôme D'Ambrosio at the wheel of the 2008 Formula Master car
Formula Master’s 2008 single-seater made its track-debut today in Vairano, Italy, with this year’s champion Jérôme D’Ambrosio at the wheel.
Featuring new technology for next season, the car weiter >>
2008 is shaping up to be another stunning season for Formula Master with three more teams already confirmed in addition to this year’s line-up.
Dutch outfit AR Motorsport is the latest to sign up and will run a two-car team in the Series. "Our aim is promote our drivers to Formula M weiter >>
Russia’s Sergey Afanasiev took top honours again today in Formula Master’s second official test day at Vallelunga, Italy. The 19-year-old improved on yesterday’s time and posted a fastest lap of 1:28.462, ahead of Pablo Sanchez Lopez (Cram Competition) and Fabio Onidi (Promotorsport).
"I had quite a lot of traffic during the morning session," said J.D. Motorsport’s Afana weiter >>
Vallelunga hosted the first of Formula Master’s official two-day winter test in Italy today with Sergey Afanasiev claiming the fastest time of 1:28.913 for J.D. Motorsport.
The Formula 3 Euroseries driver proved his pace at Valencia last month was no fluke by setting the best time of the day, closely followed by Euronova Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli and Promotorsport’ weiter >>
Three more cars will join the Formula Master grid in 2008 with GP2 team Trident Racing confirmed as the link between the two series gets increasingly stronger.
Team Principal Alessandro Alunni Bravi kept a close eye on Formula Master throughout the year and is so impressed with the Series, he has already secured one driver as well as key technical personnel ahead of next weiter >>
A host of new drivers joined familiar Formula Master faces for day one of an official two-day test in Valencia, Spain today with Luca Persiani driving for Scuderia Famà toping the timesheets.
The Series’ international pedigree was demonstrated with drivers from ten countries including Formula Master’s first American racer, Troy Castaneda testing for Alan Racing and the S weiter >>
Formula Master’s 2008 single-seater race car is leading the way, with up-to-the-minute technology used by the top tier of motorsport.
The international Series has ensured next year’s car will run with top-class components such as the new ECU/GCU Marvel 8 – versi weiter >>
Formula Master Series’ founder Mauro Sipsz alongside Bobby Issazadhe, Performance Racing's Team manager
Performance Racing was announced as the first new team to join Formula Master for next season with the British outfit confirming two en weiter >>
Formula Master graduates finished on a high today as the latest GP2 test at Paul Ricard drew to a close.
In total four drivers from the Series tested with Chris van der Drift, runner-up in Formula Master this year, setting the 12th fastest time overall in a field of proven GP2 race weiter >>
D'Ambrosio at the wheel of the Campos Grand Prix GP2 car
Formula Master Champion Jérôme D’Ambrosio claimed the fastest time set by a GP2 rookie today at Paul Ricard, France, driving for Campos Grand Prix as his prize for clinching this year’s inaugural drivers title.
The weiter >>
Serious talks are underway between Italian motorsport promoters Peroni Promotion Incentive and Formula Master organisers to secure a national syndication of the International Series in Italy as early as 2008.
The Italian version is set to become another national syndication to emerge from Formula Master’s international success this year, following plans for Oceania Formu weiter >>
Champion Jérôme D'Ambrosio receiving his prize
2007 Formula Master Champion, Jérôme D’Ambrosio will claim his prize of a GP2 test with team Campos Grand Prix next week (30 October 2007) following a superb Formula Master season, which saw the young driver score five weiter >>
17 & 18 May SPAIN Valencia
31 May & 1 June FRANCE Pau
14 & 15 June CZECH REP Brno
5 & 6 July PORTUGAL Estoril
26 & 27 July UK Brands Hatch
30 & 31 August GERMANY Oschersleben
20 & 21 September SWEDEN Anderstorp
4 & 5 October ITALY Monza
As an exciting new single-s weiter >>
Spain and Italy will host Formula Master’s official test days this winter with the International Series’ teams scheduled to attend both Valencia and Vallelunga circuits.
Following a successful debut year, Formula Master (IFM) organisers are now focusing on the 2008 season, which will once again partner the FIA World Touring Car Championship at all its European rounds. weiter >>
After a successful debut season, promoters of Formula Master the International Series have now announced dynamic advances for 2008 including regional and national syndications, a new version of the car and a new track on the calendar.
Celebrations following the successful conclusion of the Series’ first year, which saw an average 30 cars start each of the 16 races, were b weiter >>
Close racing for Cecotto Jr and Isohella in Monza
Formula Master has provided some of the most entertaining single-seater racing of the season, and two drivers that gave the Monza crowds value for money this weekend were Johnny Cecotto Jr and Sami Isohella.
Th weiter >>
Maulini racing in front of the Monza crowd
Monza’s fast straights and hard braking corners mean that using the slipstream of your competitors can be the difference between first and 10th on the grid.
Nicolas Maulini perfected the skill, qualifying sixth in his best performan weiter >>
Formula Master ended its inaugural season with an action-packed weekend in Monza, which saw Italy’s Luca Persiani, driving for Scuderia Famà, claim his first podium and best finish of the season, a third place in Round 15.
The 23-year-old was at the top of the times for much of the we weiter >>